Gifford Consulting

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Gifford Consulting provides services related to the deployment of bioenergy projects. Projects recently completed include:

  • Development of value propositions for forest owners and wood processors for investment into bioenergy
  • Development of value propositions for land owners and bioenergy investment
  • Expert evidence for a consent hearing related to the substitution of coal with wood fuels
  • Development of the Wood Fuel Classification Guidelines
  • Development of the value chain for wood fuels derived from forest residues.

John Gifford (Principal Consultant, Gifford Consulting) has over 30 years experience with forestry and bioenergy. Major roles have included:

  • Inaugural chairman of Bioenergy Association of New Zealand (2000-2004)
  • NZ Team Leader for Task 32 IEA Bioenergy “Biomass Combustion and Co-firing”
  • NZ Representative, IEA Bioenergy Executive Committee
  • Science Manager, Scion’s Bioenergy programme (2000-2007)
  • Programme Leader, Wood Energy Interest Group (for Bioenergy Association under contract).

Core skills and project activities

  • Consulting services related to the utilisation of woody fuels and feedstocks;
  • wood fuel supply systems and value chains;
  • combustion systems and co-firing;
  • feasibility studies;
  • environmental impacts of bioenergy projects;
  • preparation of expert evidence for consent and Environment Court hearings;
  • Life Cycle Assessment for bioenergy projects

Links to capabilities and other information about the company

Contact: John Gifford
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Company activities:
Consulting services related to the utilisation of woody energy and feedstocks